The Nokia 9 PureView was delayed due to camera issue, company confirms

The Nokia 9 PureView was delayed due to camera issue, company confirms
Alleged photo of the Nokia 9 PureView

At the Nokia 8.1’s launch event earlier this week HMD Global chose to be pretty vocal about its past, present, and future. The company revealed that it has so far sold 70 million Nokia phones and admitted that flagships will eventually become a focus. And now, a newly-published report has revealed that it also spoke about the Nokia 9 PureView.

Speaking to German media, HMD Global’s head of German PR, Britta Gerbracht, confirmed that a high-end smartphone is to be expected towards the beginning of 2019. She also dropped the “Nokia 9” name a few times during the interview and admitted that there had been some delays. According to the representative, HMD Global wants to focus on quality with its next flagship. In this particular case, the company wasn’t happy with the results produced by the rear camera setup so it decided to push back the smartphone’s release.

Sales of the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco – Nokia’s previous flagship models – were pretty lackluster and the HMD exec recognized this. Fortunately, with the Nokia 9 PureView’s standout features the company hopes to change this. However, it was noted that the biggest and most important flagship entries from Nokia will arrive in 2020 and 2021.

Unsurprisingly, the company’s representative didn’t confirm when the Nokia 9 PureView’s unveiling would actually happen. But if recent information is accurate (it has been so far), an announcement should take place in Late January or early February, after CES and before MWC.

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9 PureView
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3320 mAh

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24 Comments

1. BuffaloSouce unregistered

That's many cameras on a phone is a joke.

5. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Like your parents did before 9 months of your birthday.

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Oh snap, i grabbed popcorn!

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Because your precious fruit phone is way behind?

13. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. I think they should just scrap this phone and that camera setup and start anew. If it does release, it will be outdated and outclassed.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally disagree. The 5 camera setup will most likely bring innovations to the smartphone space, and push other OEM's to innovate more as well. No need to scrap this idea and start over, as the five camera setup won't be outdated.

19. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Innovation can come from software as well which is why the Pixel phones have the best cameras on any phone that produces the best quality photos all from a combination of hardware and software optimization. Fact.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Innovation can come from both software and hardware. That's why the Huawei P20 Pro had even beaten the Pixel phones when it comes to having the best camera's on a smartphone, having better picture quality. Fact.

2. mrsmith5280

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 23, 2018

Still waiting on a camera sensor made of grapene! Now that would be something to write abput.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That's okay. Take your time Nokia. I would much rather have a fully functional late release than a half-baked early one...

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Better to catch the issues before release and fix them now than release a bug proned beta smartphone like certain OEM's do. Kudos to HMD for taking the time to get it right.

8. Joosty

Posts: 487; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Hmm... Too late to release? 8.1 OS. S845. The S10 is around the corner.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

10. Joosty

Posts: 487; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

That's a good start. Wondering how good the cameras will be.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hopefully the 5 camera setup is good enough to compete or surpass the likes of the Huawei P20 Pro. Tall order, I know.

20. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Probably won't be as good as the Pixel phones or the Note 9/S9. I think Nokia was still struggling with image quality on some of their phones.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

As I said, hopefully it matches or beats the P20 Pro, which has better imagery prowess than even the Pixel Phones. HMD (not Nokia, they don't make phones anymore) has been improving with their imagery quality. The 7.1 and preliminary photos from the 8.1 are proof of this.

12. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"Sorry guys, we want to slap 10 cameras but we can only fit 6 so the whole event will be cancelled." I love using your nokia 7 plus, hmd global. It's fast, stable, app management is good and battery-efficient for daily use. Please don't screw your upcoming flagship phone with multi-lens gimmicks. It's a circus strategy that may ruin your brand. Stick with 2 high-quality cameras, improve the other hardwares and you get my money.

14. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It sucks that the 7 Plus never made it to the US and now the 8.1 isn't going to make it. I feel like Nokia has dropped the ball hard.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sales and market share growth, and HMD being the fastest growing OEM in the smartphone space right now prove your statement of "Nokia has dropped the ball hard" absolutely wrong. Especially since Nokia doesn't make smartphones anymore.

21. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That has nothing to do with what I said. I said it sucks that the 7 Plus never made it to the US, which it does. It was a better version of the 6.1 with better specs.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

It has everything to do with what you said. Sales and market share dictate how well s company is doing. HMD has proven that they don't need the U.S. market in any meaningful fashion to grow both. That's certainly not "dropping the ball".

17. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

They might aswell delay it further and release it with Snapdragon 855. If they still release it with SD845 then they're shooting themselves in the foot.

18. _deeuk

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 06, 2018

Camera issue? What camera lol there's so many on there ha

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